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The Resource Cahokia and the archaeology of power, Thomas E. Emerson

Cahokia and the archaeology of power, Thomas E. Emerson

Label
Cahokia and the archaeology of power
Title
Cahokia and the archaeology of power
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Emerson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This dramatic and controversial new interpretation of Cahokian leadership strategies examines the authority a ruling elite exercised over the surrounding countryside through a complex of social, political, and religious forms. Using the theoretical concepts of agency, power, and ideology, this study explores the development of cultural complexity within the hierarchically organized Cahokia Middle Mississippian society of the American Bottom from the 11th to the 13th centuries. By scrutinizing the available archaeological settlement and symbolic evidence, Thomas E
  • Emerson demonstrates that many sites previously identified as farmsteads were actually nodal centers with specialized political, religious, and economic functions that were integrated into a centralized Cahokian administrative organization. These centers are accompanied by such "artifacts of power" as figurines, ritual vessels, and sacred plants. The consolidation of this symbolism into a rural cult marks the expropriation of the cosmos as part of the increasing power of the Cahokian rulers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emerson, Thomas E.
Dewey number
977.3/89
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.I3
LC item number
E45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (Ill.)
  • Indians of North America
  • Mississippian culture
  • Social archaeology
  • American Bottom (Ill.)
  • Antiquities
  • Indians of North America
  • Mississippian culture
  • Social archaeology
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Indianen
  • Archeologie
  • Indiens
  • Sozialstruktur
  • Geschichte 1000-1300
  • Ausgrabung
  • Cahokia (Ill.)
Label
Cahokia and the archaeology of power, Thomas E. Emerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The conceptual parameters
  • The cultural-historical contexts
  • Mississippian rural settlement
  • Cahokian rural nodes : the archaeological evidence
  • Interpreting Cahokian rural settlements
  • The Cahokian symbolic world
  • Cahokian rural cults
Control code
ocm36676062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780817308889
Lccn
97013085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36676062
  • (OCoLC)36676062
Label
Cahokia and the archaeology of power, Thomas E. Emerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The conceptual parameters
  • The cultural-historical contexts
  • Mississippian rural settlement
  • Cahokian rural nodes : the archaeological evidence
  • Interpreting Cahokian rural settlements
  • The Cahokian symbolic world
  • Cahokian rural cults
Control code
ocm36676062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780817308889
Lccn
97013085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36676062
  • (OCoLC)36676062

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